This is the last of my posts on the summer exhibition at the Royal Academy. If your interested in going to see it, and it is worth seeing, then it is on until 21st August. I haven't been back since my first visit, there are too many other interesting shows to go to, but I imagine everything else has sold. One of the things that interest me about it though is the way art work attracts you are attention. The are some pieces that stand out as you enter the room but then disappoint on further inspection such as Paul Fernaux's Burnt Orange Earth (below) which has good shape and colour but as you get closer reveals itself to be a bit insipid and flat.
Then there are the tiny pieces that you could easily walk past but once you see them, your curiosity is intrigued and you want to see what it is and several of them like Laura Hudson's Sleepwalker (below) greatly reward this effort. Not surprisingly all such pieces have sold being good, relatively cheap and of course easy to accommodate .
I like the granular texture she has used for the foreground and the ghostly effect of the figure. Somehow it is slightly disturbing. I shall comment on a couple more and then present the rest.
There are many others that caught my eye for various reasons, either through excellence of execution or subject matter, frequently for both and sometimes for reasons that I am not entirely sure of. It would take to long to dissect them all and after all there is only so long one can write about one exhibition so I present the rest of my favourites to you here:
William John Mackenzie
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